“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people”

By Jennifer Fierberg In a recent four day trip to Washington DC, meetings and interviews filled my schedule during the US African Leader Summit. Fifty heads of state from Africa descended upon DC to discuss topics of growth, infrastructure, food security, trade and various other political topics. President Obama made it clear that there would be no private meetings between himself and any of these dignitaries. President Obama did make the following statement in regards to the event: “I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a…

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Rwanda opposition moves to form wide coalition

. View photo Former Rwanda Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu in Kigali, Rwanda, on August 26, 2003 (AFP Photo/Marco Longari)     Brussels (AFP) – Seven Rwandan opposition parties, including former rebels operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, met in Brussels on Saturday in moves to create a broad coalition, former prime minister Faustin Twagiramungu said. “We hope to set up a structure enabling us to pressure the government into agreeing to dialogue with the Rwandan opposition, including the FDLR,” Twagiramungu told AFP, referring to Rwandan Hutu rebels operating in…

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